MTB Project

A-10 Loop

Consensus:    (details)
  4.0 from 3 votes
black  Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #142 in the Central Rockies area
#297 in CO, #2,377 Overall
Views: 482. Last 30 days: 44
Trail in the area near Avon,
“Tough climb to an expansive summit and fun descent”
Nick Wilder on Aug 27, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
5.08.0 milesKilometers 873’266 m Ascent 9,396’2,864 m High 10% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -1,857’-566 m Descent 7,622’2,323 m Low 41% Max Grade (22°)
This is a single black diamond trail, but there is a 10 minute hike-a-bike section that can be fatiguing in full sun.

Starts at the junction of the Arrowhead Mountain Trail and the Village to Village Trail. This trail is not marked, but it's the one going uphill from this junction. Use the MTB Project mobile app!

It starts off pretty moderately through beautiful aspen forest and meadows, but it get steeper as you continue on. A hard, sustained climb will take you almost to a saddle, but you veer off before reaching the top. You'll soon be above this point and have a better view anyways.

From this meadow, a solid 10 minute hike-a-bike lies ahead. A rock star biker could maybe clean it, but that would be amazing... You hit a false summit and the angle kicks back (and becomes rideable) until you get to the true summit and an amazing view.

Head down on skinny, bouncy trail over lots of roots and rocks. You would not want to ride up this... but it's fine going down. You pass through aspens for a while but it gets drier as you continue down, and feels desert-like by the bottom.

Be ready for some small drops and downed trees, but in general, it flows very well.
View in 3D
4.8 (6)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.7 (15)
A grand tour combining amazing alpine scenery with Vail's finest flow trails.
near Red Cliff, CO
4.5 (11)
An epic ride with spectacular singletrack, scenery, and a 4,600' descent.
near Frisco, CO

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All »
Your Opinion:
Difficulty: -none- Change to: greengreenBlueblueblueBlackblackdoubleblack
Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of A-10 Loop
  4.3 from 3 votes
Start early to beat the rain (Edwards, CO)
  4.0 from 3 votes
Great views after a brutal 15 minute hike-a-bike. (Avon, CO)
  4.0 from 3 votes
High point (Edwards, CO)
  4.0 from 2 votes
Moderate, fast, and fun riding starts off A-10. (Avon, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Pretty typical view of this trail - lots of lush singletrack with no one... (Avon, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Fun descent through meadow, aspen, and dry sage country. (Avon, CO)
Directory | FREE Stickers | FAQ | Mobile Site
© 2015 Adventure Projects, Inc | Terms | Privacy | Contact
Embed trails and maps on YOUR site!
Mountain Project
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Trail Run Project
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
MTB Project
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Powder Project
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Hiking Project
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!